I had a hair transplant of 2900 grafts 14 months ago, but my his is too thin. The doctor recommended that I have another procedure of about the same size to address the thinning look that I have. Is this the right thing to do?
I am going to assume that you have fine hair. As you did not send pictures with this email, I went into our picture file and found two people who had fine hair and a single large session, one younger man has a single 3226 graft procedure with us and the second older man had a large single session. This younger man was happy with his thin looking results, and although he could have done another procedure to thicken it, he decided (for financial reasons) to hold off doing it again for the moment. The second older man was fully satisfied with his results. In both procedures one more procedure could have addressed the thinning problems and I am assuming that your results are similar to the shown results of these two men if the growth was 100% of what was transplanted.
Fine hair and large balding patterns require more grafts to get a thicker look than people with average weight or more coarse hair. Graft counts can rise in the 4000-6000 graft range and it is not unusual for such people to get 2-3 sessions to see ideal results. Of course, more transplant sessions are expensive and many people just don’t go for more surgeries for financial reasons. In 2009, we developed scalp micropigmentation which adequately addresses a ‘fuller look’ on such patients without further hair transplants. In our gallery site (scalpmicropigmentation.com), we have many examples of such patients on this site. One good example of SMP addressing a post hair transplant result with thinning hair can be seen here: https://scalpmicropigmentation.com/gallery/. The cost of SMP is far less than hair transplantation and is a good alternative, but it is a look of fullness, not the reality of it. Is is an option worth considering for you as a non surgical alternative to address your problem and it would be a good option for those patients with thinning hair that we referenced above.